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Such a Peaceful (and historic) Place to Escape the BUSYness of Southern California

My wife & I were fortunate to join a group of seniors who were being given a tour by two docents... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Historic California Rancho

Rancho Camulos was established in 1853 on an old Spanish Land Grant. There are several original... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2014
Carlsbad, California
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A 19th-century ranch that served as the inspiration for Helen Hunt Jackson's novel "Ramona."
Highway 126, Piru, CA 93040
+1 805-521-1501
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this historical site as my daughter has played Ramona in the play “Ramona” and she wanted to obtain some more of the historical background of the play. Many people say Rancho Camulos was part of the inspiration for the book written by Helen...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ksjr2007
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Rancho Camulos Museum is a gorgeous location. All outdoors & many spots to get great pictures. It's a location all by itself, making it a great private event space & you may bring all your own vendors. Booking the venue was easy & the director,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

My wife & I were fortunate to join a group of seniors who were being given a tour by two docents who are our friends. This tour was a specially scheduled Monday tour. As I understand, "open" tours are done only on the weekends. The...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank EwanderingMan
Reviewed 12 May 2015

This National Historic Site is filled with adobe buildings, landscape, and relics that provide an excellent view of what life was like on a working Rancho in California. The twist to this particular Rancho is that it was made famous via the story of Ramona,...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 22 October 2014

Rancho Camulos was established in 1853 on an old Spanish Land Grant. There are several original adobe buildings and gardens all surrounded by an 1800 acre working ranch. There are docents available at certain times that will take you on a tour and tell you...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Tour guide was excellent and the complex of buildings are what sets this property apart. The winery, chapel, and 2 adobe homes provide a great window into 19th century California. Work is ongoing to improve the ranch visiting experience. Money for renovations on certain structures...More

Date of experience: July 2012
5  Thank kjmagnuson
Reviewed 3 February 2012

The museum is very informative and well done. It is a historical landmark. The buildings are fun to walk through. The grounds are beautiful. They have a lot of interesting pictures and other items that are over 100 years old. The docents are very helpful...More

Date of experience: November 2011
1  Thank Christy D
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Our visit gave us great insight into what life in this valley might have been like 150 years ago

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